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Medicinal Plant Biotechnology

Edited By: R Arora

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Nov 2010 | #188006 | ISBN-13: 9781845936785
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There have been rapid advances in the field of plant biotechnology in recent years, increasing the potential for medical application. Covering the latest advances in the use of plants to produce medicinal drugs and vaccines, this volume examines topics including plant tissue culture, secondary metabolite production, metabolomics and metabolic engineering, bioinformatics, molecular farming and future biotechnological directions, with contributions from key researchers in the field.


1. Emerging Trends in Medicinal Plant Biotechnology;
2. Medicinal Compounds Produced in Plant Cell Factories;
3. Biotechnological Characterization of Populations of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle.;
4. Traditional and Biotechnological Strategies for Conservation of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle;
5. Microsatellite Markers: Potential and Opportunities in Medicinal Plants;
6. In vitro-Propagation of Medicinal Plants for Conservation and Quality Assurance;
7. Propagation of elite Cannabis sativa L. for the production of 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);
8. In Vitro Saponin Production in Plant Cell And Tissue Cultures; 9. Podophyllotoxin and Related Lignans: Biotechnological Production by In Vitro Plant Cell Cultures;
10. Hairy Root Culture: Copying Nature in New Bioprocesses;
11. Genetic Transformation of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. for Augmenting Secondary Metabolite Production;
12. Podophyllum Endophytic Fungi;
13. Biotechnology of Vinca major and Vinca minor;
14. Analytical Platforms and Databases from Plant Transcriptomics to Metabolomics; 15. Docking-based Virtual Screening of Anticancer Drugs;
16. Population Structure and Molecular Characterization of Podophyllum hexandrum;
17. Plant Virus Vector Systems for the Production and Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals;
18. Novel Medicinal Plants for the Production and Delivery of Vaccines;
19. Noscapinoids: A New Class of Anti-cancer Drugs Demand Biotechnological Intervention;
20. Recent Developments in Chemistry and Biotechnology of Podophyllum;
21. Plant-derived Recombinant Griffithsin;
22. Camptothecins: SAR, QSAR, and Biotechnology.

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